An album of mainly traditional US old time songs plus a few Celtic tunes. Recorded in Liverpool, UK, in 1993 by a group of musicians played together jamming, busking and the occasional gig, who subsequently adopted the band name: "Shake that Little Foot".
Members of the band:
Steve Bannister (guitar, vocals) Ian Jacks (violin) Tom Joad (guitar, vocals) Andrew Martyn (clawhammer banjo) Vic Wilcox (clawhammer banjo, vocals)
First distributed locally as an analogue tape in 1993. Subsequently distributed as mp3 files and also as a CD on the Web in 2000 after getting the original tracks from the recording engineer, Mike Cooper.
The tracks are now available here in the higher quality lossless flac format.
The track "Sally Ann" is a composite arrangement of three different traditional versions of this tune: a frailing banjo tune (the intro), a fiddle tune (the instrumental break) and a song.
Don't miss the comic "Flopped-Eared Mule". There is also a rollicking rendition of "Bill Cheathum" which will be sure to get your feet a-dancing. Oh, and there is a banjo version of "Scotland the Brave" to a back beat like you've never heard it before. All tracks recorded in one day.
Reviewer:Mr. Happy Flappy
April 26, 2005 Subject:
Amazing open source audio
Thank you so much for making this incredible music available under an accessible license like the Creative Commons license...!
I am using this music in a podcast and would like to get in touch with the musicians to let them know personally.. I have tried unsuccessfully to contact Chris Erswell (Tom Joad). I would be greatful if somebody could offer me some guidance as how I may contact the musicians.. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org